Lithium battery fires

Lithium batteries have caused fires in the rubbish lorries. Please do not put batteries in your waste or recycling bin. All batteries (including lithium batteries from e-bikes and e-scooters and other re-chargeable devices) can be taken to the Reuse and Recycling Centre at Northumberland Wharf.


Air quality in Tower Hamlets is measured with an extensive monitoring network of 92 NO2 diffusion tubes and four automatic monitoring stations.

Our automatic monitoring stations measure a wide variety of pollutants, including NO2, PM10, PM2.5 and CO. For data analysis and historical data, please visit our 'Action plan and reports' page.

The map shows the locations of our air quality monitors and the data they produce. You can search an address to find the nearest monitoring locations. You can also toggle through different types of monitor, pollutant, and years of data using the "Layer List" in the top right corner. 


In addition to the monitoring network detailed above, the council is carrying out hyperlocal monitoring using a network of small monitors.

Some locations and data are available upon request. Please email or call 020 7364 5000.

Other air quality monitoring within the borough includes the Breathe London project, available